FW 5003 - Human Dimensions of Biological Conservation
My research program focuses on understanding and improving human decision processes in the conservation and management of fish and wildlife. I am particularly interested in understanding the social, political, and cultural factors related to improving decision processes and the role that human values and attitudes play in decision-making. I emphasize the use of theories and methods from sociology and psychology but encourage students to take an interdisciplinary research approach. I believe that both qualitative and quantitative social research methods are essential for understanding the human dimensions of wildlife conservation and management.
Human dimensions of fish and wildlife, natural resource policy, wildlife and fisheries planning, natural resource negotiation and decision processes, benefits-based management of fish and wildlife resources.
Humburg, D, MG Anderson, MG Brasher, MF Carter, JM Eadie, DC Fulton, FA Johnson, MC Runge, MP Vrtiska. In Press. Implementing the 2012 North American Waterfowl Management Plan Revision: Populations, Habitat, and People. Journal of Wildlife Management.
Walberg*, E, LJ Cornicelli, and DC Fulton. In Press. Factors impacting hunter access to private lands in Minnesota. Human Dimensions of Wildlife.
Manfredo, MJ, JT Bruskotter, TL Teel, DC Fulton, SH Schwartz, R Arlinghaus, S. Oishi, A. Uskul, K. Redford, S. Kitayami, & L. Sullivan. 2017. Why social values cannot be changed for the sake of conservation. Conservation Biology, 31(4), 772-780. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cobi.12855/pdf
Pradhananga‡, AK, MA Davenport, DC Fulton, GM Maruyama, D Current. 2017. An integrated moral obligation model for landowner conservation norms. Society & Natural Resources, 30 (2), 212-227.